Featured Blog Posts – September 2014 Archive (41)

9 Things You Need to Know Before Buying an Aran Sweater

The Aran sweater is Ireland's major contribution to international style. A national icon, the sweater is still worn  and loved, connecting people with Ireland, all over the world. Cozy,…

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Added by The Irish Store on September 30, 2014 at 10:00am — 13 Comments

Studying Gaeilge: Thinking Like a Native Speaker

Let’s face it, studying any language gets boring after a while even if the language itself is fun. To resolve this problem, we need to examine the nature of language and how to use that to our advantage. The most…

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Added by David Joyce on September 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

'The Last Torch' to Make World Premiere in Melbourne, Australia

It's the stuff great films and spellbinding stage performances are made of.  In the case of "The Last Torch," though, the story is plucked right from the history books.  To be more specific, in this case,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Eulogy for Anne Devlin

At the Commemorative mass for Anne Devlin in St. Catherine's Church, Meath Street, Dublin on Sunday 14 September, 2014 I gave the following Eulogy:

"As we celebrate this decade of centenaries, it is easy to forget those who went before, and without whom many of these events would not…

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Added by Micheal O Doibhilin on September 25, 2014 at 4:21pm — 3 Comments

Gold in Them There Hills - Tynagh, County Galway, Ireland

On a sunny afternoon in the early 1960s, a Canadian sea-plane touched down on the silvery-grey waters of Loughrea lake, taxied to a jetty and tied off. The children swimming at Long Point were distracted…

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Added by Brian Nolan on September 25, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Loughrea: ‘That Den of Infamy’

Book review

"Loughrea, ‘That Den of Infamy’ The Land War in County Galway, 1879–82", by Pat Finnegan

224 pages; illustrated.

Available Now

Retail Price: €14.95/€35.0

Review by Ronnie O’Gorman, Chairman of the Galway Advertiser…

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Added by Anthony Tierney on September 25, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Dreamin' Dreams

a story from my collection 'Out of the Blue'

Dreamin' Dreams

Just days after MJ celebrated his thirtieth…

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Added by Eddie Stack on September 25, 2014 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Remembering Anne Devlin

Every year, on the Sunday closest to her anniversary, I organise a commemoration of Ireland's greatest women - Anne Devlin. I have been dong this for the last nine years now, and each year the format…

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Added by Micheal O Doibhilin on September 24, 2014 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Irish Films in New York: Chatting with Niall McKay

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, September 26, 2014 with with…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ireland's 'Downton Abbey'

Book Review

"The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster, 1872–1948

by Terrence Dooley


304 pages with colour…

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Added by Anthony Tierney on September 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

American University to Study Irish Tongue ... Literally

“Although we all have tongues, we are surprisingly bad at knowing precisely what they're doing or conveying that to others,” says UC Santa Cruz professor of linguistics Jaye Padgett.

Tongue motion, it turns…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 1:14pm — 3 Comments

Jim Sheridan's Must-See Films

If you are an Irish movie buff, you are certainly familiar with the films of celebrated Dublin-born director Jim Sheridan.  If you have a bowl of popcorn and a night-in planned, you may find this list of…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments


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Kells High Crosses

In 804, monks from St. Colmcille’s of Iona, Scotland founded a monastery in the town of Kells, County Meath. There, the Book of Kells was completed in the 9th century. The monastery is also known for its round tower and high crosses.

The town of Kells in County Meath boasts ecclesiastical significance, as it was the site of a monastery founded in the 9th century…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Maigue Poets

Geneticists at Trinity College, Dublin have recently discovered that the Irish gene pool is the least diluted in all of Europe if not indeed, the world. They have also…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 21, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

A Day of Pilgrimage: A Look Back

A pilgrimage in the 1950s from Belfast to Knock (County Mayo) as a boyhood memory

Today I went to one of Ireland’s holy places of pilgrimage -- the holy shrine of Knock, where it is said…

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Added by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Early Bird Gets the Worm: How I Found a Rare Book From a Fenian Poet

Most weekends, I get up at ungodly hours and go to the local flea market to look for interesting books. I usually arrive at 7:00 a.m. or so when they are still unpacking. The dealers there bid on storage units and end up with all sorts of miscellaneous stock, among which are the books I…

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Added by james lawrence dore on September 19, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments


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Camden Fort Meagher: A Must-Visit in 2015

If you're a first time visitor to Ireland next year, you'll probably already have numerous places on your must-see list. However, if you've been before and want to experience something new, then…

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Added by Got Ireland on September 18, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Building a Specialized Vocabulary in Gaeilge

If you've studied Gaeilge for any amount of time in the United States than you probably have experienced the problem of expanding beyond the basic vocabulary. However, if you live in Ireland you might have a different experience. For those who want to learn advanced vocab there is a studying method which is always helpful to those…

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Added by David Joyce on September 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Divorce Celtic Style

One Celtic custom that survived the conversion of Ireland to Christianity was divorce. Ancient Irish law, written in the seventh century, and known as Brehon Law, set forth…

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Added by Catherine Duggan on September 17, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

'The Loneliest Boy In The World': A Welcome Addition to the Blasket Island Canon

"The Loneliest Boy In The World"

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin with Patricia Ahern (Collins Press, 2014)

Review by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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